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Placebo Announce 20th-Anniversary World Tour

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Twenty years after the release of their landmark self-titled debut album, Placebo have announced a world tour celebrating two decades of being at the forefront of alt.rock innovation. Starting in Denmark on 13 October and running through to 16 December, tickets for the 20 Years Of Placebo World Tour will go on sale via Ticketmaster and www.aplaceforustodream.com. Fans will be given a special 48-hour pre-sale window, starting 9am on 16 March, with tickets going on general sale at 9am on Friday 18 March.

Underlining Placebo’s continual evolution, a series of 20 different posters are being released in each city that they perform in, amounting to a stunning visual history of the ever-changing group over their 20-year career. The setlists, too, promise to span the group’s entire history, with Brian Molko alluding to “songs in the set that I’ve sworn never to play again”.

“This tour is very much for the fans and a chance for us to revisit a lot of our early material,” he says. “I think it’s time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans want to hear.”

Shows to be played in 2017 will be revealed at a later date. The first batch of 20th-anniversary tour dates are:

20 Years Of Placebo London Tour Poster13 October: Denmark. Aarhus Train
14 October: Denmark. Copenhagen Vega Main Hall
16 October: Norway. Oslo Sentrum Scene
18 October: Sweden. Stockholm Cirkus
10 October: Finland. Helsinki Hartwall Arena
11 October: Latvia. Riga Arena
24 October: Russia. St Petersburg New Arena
26 October: Russia. Moscow Olimpiyskiy
29 October: Poland. Warsaw Torwar
30 October: Germany. Hamburg Barclaycard Arena

2 November: Germany. Cologne Lanxess Arena
4 November: Germany. Munich Olympiahalle
5 November: Germany. Leipzig Arena
7 November: Germany. Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
8 November: Czech Republic. Prague Forum Karlin
10 November: Croatia. Zagreb Cibona Hall
11 November: Hungary. Budapest Sportarena
11 November: Austria. Vienna Stadthalle
15 November: Italy. Milan Mediolanum Forum
16 November: Switzerland. Zürich Hallenstadion
18 November: France. Lille Zénith
19 November: Belgium. Antwerp Sportpaleis
21 November: Holland. Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
23 November: Germany. Frankfurt Festhalle
24 November: Germany. Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
26 November: France. Amneville Galaxie
28 November: France. Nantes Zénith Métropole
29 November: France. Paris Accorhotels Arena

2 December: UK. Glasgow SSE Hydro
3 December: UK. Leeds First Direct Arena
5 December: UK. Manchester Arena
6 December: UK. Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
8 December: UK. Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
10 December: Ireland. Dublin 3Arena
12 December: UK. Newport Centre
14 December: UK. Brighton Centre
15 December: UK. London SSE Wembley Arena

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